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Old 05-01-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
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Default File cataloging software

I archive tons of files onto CDs and DVDs. The software (Pirem CD Cataloguer) I've been using to catalog the files is getting a bit long in the tooth. It hasn't been updated in years and the company no longer exists.

I think its database may be close to capacity -- the program has gotten very slow, and sometimes I can't even get it to launch if I'm running a lot of other programs.

So I'm looking for something new. It needs to run under Windoze XP, and be able to scan a disk and enter a list of filenames/sizes/dates into its database. Needs to have a good search function, including wildcards.

The ability to print out a CD case cover/insert would be a plus.

I'm not looking for freeware, because I'd prefer to get a program from a company that fixes bugs and occasionally updates the software.

And this may be a stupid question (I don't know squat about databases), but is it possible that there might be a way to convert my old Pirem database file so it's usable by a new program? Do some of these programs have the capacity to import/convert other programs' files?

FWIW, I do realize that most of these kinds of programs have demo versions available. Before I bought Pirem, I tried out a lot of programs -- maybe 10 or 12 -- and it was very time-consuming. I'd rather get recommendations for a couple of programs and try those out.


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